Comelec cannot disqualify aspirants in barangay, SK polls for supposed link to illegal drug ops
"If these are merely allegations and accusations, then they are not grounds for disqualification,” Bautista said, noting that for a candidate to be disqualified to run for public office, he or she should have been sentenced by a court.
“Before you can be disqualified, there has to be final conviction and bears perpetual disqualification,” Bautista pointed out.
The filing of CoCs for the Oct. 31 polls will be from October 3 to 5.
Over the weekend, President Rodrigo R. Duterte identified more than 150 individuals for their alleged link to illegal drug operations.
Included in the list were officials of local governments, law enforcement agencies, and the judiciary. (PNA)